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  S E M A N T I C   N E T W O R K   A N A L Y S I S

  Workshop at the 4th International Semantic Web Conference
  Monday, Nov 7, 2005, Galway, Ireland


Upon request from potential participants, the deadline for submission of
papers has been extended until

Friday, July 15, 2005


We invite papers that report on completed or current work related to
the topics of this workshop. Submissions are to be emailed in
Postscript or Adobe PDF format to

   Bettina Hoser (bettina.hoser at

no later than July 5, 2005. Papers should be
formatted according to the official formatting guidelines of the
ISWC'05 main conference (LNCS). Page limit is set to a maximum of 6
for short papers, and 14 for full papers.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:          15 July 2005
Notification:                 26 August 2005
Camera ready due:             16 September 2005
Workshop day:                 7 November 2005

Workshop Goals

Recently, research areas like communities of practice, knowledge
management, web communities, and peer to peer have attracted
increasing attention. In particular the notion of collaborative
work - and thus the need of its systematic analysis - becomes
more and more important.

On the other hand, techniques for analyzing such structures have
a long tradition within sociology. While in the beginnings,
researchers in that area had to spent huge efforts in collecting
data, they nowadays often come for free in the WWW. Popular
examples are citation and co-author graphs, friend of a friend
etc. Thus there exists an increasing interest of the social
network analysis community in the web. The semantic web provides
an additional aspect as it distinguishes between different kinds
of relations, allowing for more complex analysis schemes.

Our aim is to bring the two communities together in order to
learn from each other. We expect especially that the semantic web
community can largely benefit from the long tradition present in
social network analysis. Beside analyzing social networks and
cooperative structures within the (semantic) web, our second aim
is to exploit the results for supporting and improving
communities in their interaction. An important research topic is
thus how to include network analysis tools in working
environments such as knowledge management systems, peer to peer
systems or knowledge portals.

Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited on work relating the Semantic Web with
Social Network Analysis. Both theoretical as well as applciation
papers are welcome.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the

- Social Network Analysis of the Semantic Web
- Network Analysis Methods
- Analysis of Large Online Communities (Wikipedia, DMOZ, EBay, ...)
- Semantic Web Communities
- Web Communities of Practice
- Online Harvesting of Semantic Network Information
- Network Analysis for Building the Semantic Web
- Emergent Semantics in Communities
- Change Detection
- Self-organization and Management of Semantic Networks
- Trust Issues in Semantic Networks
- Semantic Network Metadata
- Folksonomies
- Communities in P2P Systems
- Online Social Networking (FOAF, Orkut, ...)
- Applications of Online Semantic Networks
- Knowledge Management with Semantic Networks

Potential Audience

The workshop aims at researchers working on social communities in
the web. It focuses especially on approaches to social network
analysis that are related to the semantic web. Participants from
computer science, sociology and bibliometry are all welcome. The
primary goal of the workshop is to establish and enhance
communication between these communities.


Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel)
stumme at

Bettina Hoser (University of Karlsruhe)
bettina.hoser at

Christoph Schmitz (University of Kassel)
schmitz at

Harith Alani (University of Southampton, UK)
ha at

Programme Committee

Lada Adamic (HP Labs)
Vladimir Batagelj (University of Ljublijana)
Ulrik Brandes (University of Konstanz)
John Davies (BT Exact)
Patrick Doreian (University of Pittsburg)
Tim Finin (University of Maryland)
Stéphane Laurière (Mandrake)
Kieron O'Hara (University of Southampton)
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
Steffen Staab (University of Koblenz)
Rudi Studer (University of Karlsruhe)
Andrew Tomkins (IBM Almaden Research Center)

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